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1/16/2019 Member News
Trump orders offshore oil leasing work to continue despite shutdown

Trump orders offshore oil leasing work to continue despite shutdown

By Bo Petersen

The Trump administration has called back Bureau of Ocean Energy Management workers — with pay — to keep processing offshore seismic testing permits in the Atlantic.

The callback came as some 800,000 other federal employees are not working or not being paid because of the continuing government shutdown.

The testing, which involves loud airgun blasts underwater, is a precursor to offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. Both are widely opposed on the coast.

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